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the demolition ol such building or buildings, and the chief of the fire department is 
hereby authorized and instructed to furnish the necessary service for such demolition 
on the request of the commissioner of health. 

Privies, Cesspools, and Water-Closets — Construction and Maintenance — Connec- 
tions with Sewer Required Where Possible. (Ord. 270, Apr. 10, 1916.) 

Abt. 9. Sec. 54. That it shall hereafter be unlawful for any person, persons, or cor- 
poration to construct, use, or maintain any privy, vault, water-closet, or cesspool 
within the city of Decatur where the property on which said privy, vault, closet, or 
cesspool is located shall be adjacent to any street or alley wherein said street or alley 
is located a sanitary main or laterial sewer and a water main or lateral connected 
with the city water system unless said privy, vault, closet, or cesspool is properly con- 
nected with said sewer and water system within the following named streets: Macon 
Street on the south, Monroe Street on the west; Wabash Railroad on the north, and the 
Illinois Central Railroad on the east. The installation of all plumbing work shall be 
done under the supervision and inspection of the city plumbing inspector, and the 
standard closet shall be the Joseph A. Vogel & Co. nonfreezing closet or any other 
closet equally as good. 

Sec. 55. It shall be the duty of the superintendent of the department of public 
health and safety, or of any officer or agent appointed by him as a health officer to 
investigate all such cases described in section 54 hereof, and to notify all persons or 
corporations contemplating the construction of any such privy, vault, closet or cess- 
pool contrary to the provisions of said section 54, not to construct the same; and where 
said privy, vault, closet or cesspool has been constructed, to notify said person, persons 
or corporation as the case maybe, to abate the use of same and remove the same within 
one year from date of such notice, and where sewers are within said territory as de- 
scribed in section 54 hereof, and are accessible to the property wherein buildings are 
to be erected, no privy, vault, closet or cesspool shall be constructed therein. 

Sec. 56. The construction, use, maintenance of any privy, vault, closet or cess- 
pool contrary to the provisions of this article is hereby declared to be a common 
nuisance, and may be abated as such, and any person or corporation who violates any 
section of this article, or fails to comply with the orders of the superintendent of the 
department of public health and safety, or any of his officers or agents as aforesaid, 
shall be deemed guilty of a breach of this article, and upon conviction thereof, shall 
be subject to the penalties of this ordinance. 

Sec. 57. Penalty. — Any person or corporation who violates or fails to comply with 
the provisions of this article shall be subject to a fine of not less than $10, nor more 
than $50, and upon a further failure of such person or corporation to comply with the 
provisions of this article after the first conviction, such person or corporation shall be 
subject to a fine upon conviction of not less than $5 per day for each and every day 
said failure shall exist after said first conviction. 

Stables and Disposal of Manure. (Ord. 270, Apr. 10, 1916.) 

Akt. 2. Sec. 11. Stables and manure pits. — Every owner, lessee, or user of any stable 
or place where horses or cattle are kept, or of any place in which manure or any liquid 
discharge of such animals shall collect, shall at all times keep, or cause to be kept, 
such stables or places and the drainage and appurtenances thereof in a cleanly con- 
dition, so that no offensive odors shall arise. Every owner, lessee or user of any build- 
ing or premises wherein or whereon any horse or cow or any other beast of draft or 
burden, or any cattle may be kept within the city, shall provide, in connection with 
such building or premises, a suitable receptacle for dung, manure, filth or other offen- 
sive matter, which may from time to time be produced in the keeping of any such